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  1. The Challenges of Self-Employment in Europe

    The Challenges of Self-Employment in Europe

    Edited by Renata Semenza, François Pichault
    This book aims at explaining the variance in legal status, working conditions, social protection and collective representation of self-employed professionals across Europe. Despite considerable diversity, the authors observe three strategic models of mobilisation: the provision of services; advocacy, lobbying and the political role; and the extension of collective bargaining. They highlight the new urgent challenges that have emerged including the implementation of universal social protection schemes, active labour market policies likely to support sustainable self-employment, and the renewal of social dialogue through bottom-up organisations to extend the collective representation of project-based professionals. Learn More
    May 2019   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  2. The Law and Policy of Healthcare Financing

    The Law and Policy of Healthcare Financing

    Edited by Wolf Sauter, Jos Boertjens, Johan van Manen, Misja Mikkers
    Examining the ways and extent to which systemic factors affect health outcomes with regard to quality, affordability and access to curative healthcare, this explorative book compares tax-funded Beveridge systems and insurance-based Bismarck systems. Containing contributions from national experts, The Law and Policy of Healthcare Financing charts and compares the merits of healthcare systems throughout 11 countries, from the UK to Colombia. Learn More
    May 2019   Hardback Price: $ 180.00   Web: $ 162.00
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  3. Rethinking Third Places

    Rethinking Third Places

    Edited by Joanne Dolley, Caryl Bosman
    Ray Oldenburg’s concept of third place is re-visited in this book through contemporary approaches and new examples of third places. Third place is not your home (first place), not your work (second place), but those informal public places in which we interact with the people. Readers will come to understand the importance of third places and how they can be incorporated into urban design to offer places of interaction – promoting togetherness in an urbanised world of mobility and rapid change. Learn More
    May 2019   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  4. New Parents in Europe

    New Parents in Europe

    Edited by Daniela Grunow, Marie Evertsson
    This innovative book explores the different ways in which dual-earner couples in contemporary welfare states plan for, realize and justify their divisions of work and care during the transition to parenthood. Providing a unique comparative, longitudinal and qualitative analysis of new parents in eight European countries, this timely book explicitly locates couples’ beliefs and negotiations in the wider context of national institutional structures. Learn More
    May 2019   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  5. Social Security Outside the Realm of the Employment Contract

    Social Security Outside the Realm of the Employment Contract

    Edited by Mies Westerveld, Marius Olivier
    All over the world countries face the challenge of inadequate social security coverage for workers without an employment contact. In countries of the global south, this phenomenon is a natural consequence of large informal economies. Countries in the global north increasingly witness the same issue, due to growing labour market flexibility (flex contracts, dependent self-employment, digitization of labour). In this book authors from both hemispheres exchange insights, experiments and practices with the intention of finding better ways to deal with the social security challenges facing workers. Learn More
    May 2019   Hardback Price: $ 145.00   Web: $ 130.50
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  6. Handbook of Social Policy and Development

    Handbook of Social Policy and Development

    Edited by James Midgley, Rebecca Surender, Laura Alfers
    May 2019   Hardback Price: $ 210.00   Web: $ 189.00
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  7. The Politics and Practices of Apartment Living

    The Politics and Practices of Apartment Living

    Hazel Easthope
    The majority of people now live in cities and for many that means apartment living. Apartments are where we spend our time, make our homes, raise our families and invest our money. Apartment living requires that we try to get along with our neighbours and make decisions collectively about the management of our buildings. This book examines how different housing markets, development practices, planning regimes, legal structures and social and cultural norms affect people’s everyday experiences of apartment living. Learn More
    May 2019   Hardback Price: $ 105.00   Web: $ 94.50
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  8. Research Handbook on Feminist Engagement with International Law

    Research Handbook on Feminist Engagement with International Law

    Edited by Susan Harris Rimmer, Kate Ogg
    For almost 30 years, scholars and advocates have been exploring the interaction and potential between the rights and well-being of women and the promise of international law. This collection posits that the next frontier for international law is increasing its relevance, beneficence and impact for women in the developing world, and to deal with a much wider range of issues through a feminist lens. Learn More
    April 2019   Hardback Price: $ 315.00   Web: $ 283.50
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  9. Towards Convergence in Europe

    Towards Convergence in Europe

    Edited by Daniel Vaughan-Whitehead
    This book aims to answer a number of important questions. To what extent have European countries converged or diverged with EU-wide economic and social indicators over the past 20 years? What have been the drivers of convergence? Why do some countries lag behind, while others experience continuous upward convergence? Why are these trajectories not always linear? Particular attention is paid to the role of institutions, actors and industrial relations – focusing on the resources and strategies of governments, employers and trade unions – in nudging EU countries onto an upward convergence path. Learn More
    April 2019   Hardback Price: $ 185.00   Web: $ 166.50
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  10. The Robot Revolution

    The Robot Revolution

    John Hudson
    In the coming decades robots and artificial intelligence will fundamentally change our world. In doing so they offer the hope of a golden future, but there are dangers. This book looks at both the history of robots, in science and in fiction, as well as the science behind robots. Specific chapters analyse the impact of robots on the labour market, people’s attitudes to robots, the impact of robots on society, and the appropriate policies to pursue to prepare our world for the robot revolution. Overall the book strikes a cautionary tone. Robots will change our world dramatically and they will also change human beings. These important issues are examined from the perspective of an economist, but the book is intended to appeal to a wider audience in the social sciences and beyond. Learn More
    March 2019   Hardback Price: $ 99.95   Web: $ 89.96
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  11. Giving Behaviours and Social Cohesion

    Giving Behaviours and Social Cohesion

    Lorna Zischka
    ‘Giving’ time and money to the community indicates the existence of relationships that draw people together, and ‘who people give to’ indicates how inclusive these relational networks are. Using UK data for the analysis, Zischka argues that a person’s willingness to ‘give' is not only influenced by social cohesion; it also helps to generate social cohesion. For thriving communities, we therefore need to consider our ‘giving’ as well as our ‘getting’. Learn More
    March 2019   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  12. Negotiating Early Job Insecurity

    Negotiating Early Job Insecurity

    Edited by Bjørn Hvinden, Jacqueline O’Reilly, Mi A. Schoyen, Christer Hyggen
    Offering new knowledge and insights into European job markets, this book explores how young men and women experience job insecurity. By combining analysis of original data collected through a variety of innovative methods, it compares the trajectories of early job insecurity in nine European countries. Focusing on the ways in which young adults deal with this by actively increasing their chances of getting a job through a variety of methods, as the book shows how governmental policies can be altered to reduce early job insecurity. Learn More
    February 2019   Hardback Price: $ 140.00   Web: $ 126.00
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  13. Handbook on Critical Geographies of Migration

    Handbook on Critical Geographies of Migration

    Edited by Katharyne Mitchell, Reece Jones, Jennifer L. Fluri
    Border walls, shipwrecks in the Mediterranean, separated families at the border, island detention camps: migration is at the center of contemporary political and academic debates. This ground-breaking Handbook offers an exciting and original analysis of critical research on themes such as these, drawing on cutting-edge theories from an interdisciplinary and international group of leading scholars. With a focus on spatial analysis and geographical context, this volume highlights a range of theoretical, methodological, and regional approaches to migration research, while remaining attuned to the underlying politics that bring critical scholars together. Learn More
    February 2019   Hardback Price: $ 290.00   Web: $ 261.00
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  14. Youth Unemployment and Job Insecurity in Europe

    Youth Unemployment and Job Insecurity in Europe

    Edited by Bjørn Hvinden, Christer Hyggen, Mi A. Schoyen, Tomáš Sirovátka
    Providing original insights into the factors causing early job insecurity in European countries, this book examines its short- and long-term consequences. It assesses public policies seeking to diminish the risks to young people facing prolonged job insecurity and reduce the severity of these impacts. Based on the findings of a major study across nine European countries, this book examines the diverse strategies that countries across the continent use to help young people overcome employment barriers. Learn More
    February 2019   Hardback Price: $ 145.00   Web: $ 130.50
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  15. Contemporary Issues in Management, Second Edition

    Contemporary Issues in Management, Second Edition

    Lindsay Hamilton, Laura Mitchell, Anita Mangan
    The new second edition of Contemporary Issues in Management is a must have for anyone teaching or wishing to better understand the field of critical management studies. The book combines a range of theoretical essays with insights into the present-day world of work, business and organizing, gathering together cases from banking and financial services, voluntary and charity work, factory and food production among others. This second edition evaluates some of the recent impacts of policy and economic change on business and management, as well as introducing and exploring a range of international examples. Together, the authors lend a critical perspective to organizational enquiries with relevance to a number of debates which will be invaluable to those seeking practical as well as philosophical insights into the nature of business and work in a current climate of uncertainty, austerity and change.  Learn More
    February 2019   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  16. Contesting Human Rights

    Contesting Human Rights

    Edited by Alison Brysk, Michael Stohl
    Illustrated with case studies from across the globe, Contesting Human Rights provides an innovative approach to human rights, and examines the barriers and changing pathways to the full realisation of these rights. Presenting a thorough proposal for the reframing of human rights, the volume suggests that new opportunities at, and below, the state level, and creative pathways of global governance can help reconstruct human rights in the face of modern challenges. Learn More
    January 2019   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  17. Youth, Diversity and Employment

    Youth, Diversity and Employment

    Edited by Rune Halvorsen, Bjørn Hvinden
    Including youth in the labour market is a major challenge facing many European countries. This book examines the transitions from education to employment with a focus on Nordic youth in the broader European context. The book combines insights from the social sciences and law by linking the challenges facing young people in general and the more specific barriers facing the more vulnerable groups of young people. Youth, Diversity and Employment provides original insights on the interdependencies or interaction between redistributive and regulatory social policies. Learn More
    December 2018   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  18. Higher Education in the Digital Age

    Higher Education in the Digital Age

    Edited by Annika Zorn, Jeff Haywood, Jean-Michel Glachant
    The European higher education sector is moving online, but to what extent? Are the digital disruptions seen in other sectors of relevance for both academics and management in higher education? How far are we from fully seizing the opportunities that an online transition could offer? This insightful book presents a broad perspective on existing academic practices, and discusses how and where the move online has been successful, and the lessons that can be learned. Learn More
    2018   Hardback Price: $ 130.00   Web: $ 117.00
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  19. Handbook of Family Policy

    Handbook of Family Policy

    Edited by Guðný B. Eydal, Tine Rostgaard
    The Handbook of Family Policy examines how state and workplace policies support parents and their children in developing, earning and caring. With original contributions from 44 leading scholars, this Handbook provides readers with up-to-date knowledge on family policies and family policy research, taking stock of current literature as well as providing analyses of present-day policies, and where they should head in the future. Learn More
    2018   Hardback Price: $ 255.00   Web: $ 229.50
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  20. Handbook of Political Anthropology

    Handbook of Political Anthropology

    Edited by Harald Wydra, Bjørn Thomassen
    This Handbook engages the reader in the major debates, approaches, methodologies, and explanatory frames within political anthropology. Examining the shifting borders of a moving field of enquiry, it illustrates disciplinary paradigm shifts, the role of humans in political structures, ethnographies of the political, and global processes. Reflecting the variety of directions that surround political anthropology today, this volume will be essential reading to understanding the interactions of humans within political frames in a globalising world. Learn More
    2018   Hardback Price: $ 290.00   Web: $ 261.00
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